GAZPROM TO RAMP UP PRODUCTION CAPACITIES IN RUSSIAN FAR EAST
In the east of Russia, the systematic expansion of production capacities continues at the Chayandinskoye field in Yakutia. In 2020, it is planned to bring onstream 103 gas wells, a gas pre-treatment unit (GPTU-2), and a membrane unit for helium concentrate extraction. Moreover, capacity increase will be finished at the operating comprehensive gas treatment unit (CGTU-3), which feeds gas into the Power of Siberia gas pipeline.
Pre-development of the Kovyktinskoye field in the Irkutsk Region is underway, with production drilling and site clearing for the construction of the first CGTU taking place at the moment.
Construction and installation works are nearing completion at the Ivan Moskvitin compressor station (CS) on the Power of Siberia gas pipeline, and the facilities of the project’s next stage are already being built. Preparatory activities are ongoing at the section of the pipeline route from the Kovyktinskoye field to the Chayandinskoye field.
Within the Amur Gas Processing Plant construction project, start-up and commissioning continues at the first two production trains. Gas separation equipment is being installed at the third and fourth production trains. At the fifth and sixth trains, the pouring of foundations is being completed and the assembly of piperacks has started. Overall, the project’s readiness is at 66 per cent.
Gazprom is making further efforts to expand the Sakhalin – Khabarovsk – Vladivostok gas pipeline at the section between Komsomolsk-on-Amur and Khabarovsk. More than half of its linear part – 206 kilometers – has been welded to date.
(Source: Gazprom – Kovyktinskoye field)